The Euro took a step closer to becoming reality last week, with the unveiling of the single currency’s seven banknotes and eight coins, designed by competition winners from European banks. The currency will be introduced to the EU’s member states on 1 January 2002. The front of the banknotes feature windows and gateways, symbolising ‘the European spirit of openness and co-operation’ as well as buildings from important architectural periods in Europe’s history, which were designed by Robert Kalina of Austria’s national bank. The coins were designed by Luc Luycx of Royal Belgian Mint.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, we ask creative directors what gift someone should buy a designer for Christmas.
The digital design consultancy has appointed a new head, who will oversee its six global offices and lead on growing the business in size and helping it make more money.
Send us photos of your offices decorated for Christmas, and we’ll be publishing a selection of the best ones next week.
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